Record Details

NHER Number:18413
Type of record:Building
Name:The Bridge Inn, Lenwade


The inn may have originally been a timber framed building, dating to the late 16th or early 17th century. During the 18th century the inn was substantially rebuilt and extended, and encased in brick.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1013 1829
Map Sheet:TG11NW

Full description

The Bridge Inn is a two-storey, 7 bay Georgian inn with a two-storey rear wing at each end on the west and a small extension to the north. A fireplace on the upper floor of the central stack was dated to the 18th century, and a shoe found beneath the floorboards was dated to 1750 by Stranger's Hall museum. However, the Inn encases a timber-framed house of about 1600, which may have been an earlier inn. The present bar has a longitudinal ceiling beam with late 16th/early 17th century chamfer stops and the attic shows signs of removed queenposts. There is also a separate dairy or brewhouse with an upper floor, which was in a state of dereliction at the time of the survey.
See (S1) in secondary file.
E. Rose (NAU) 6 October 1982.

2006. Documentary.
The building is listed as late 18th century (S2), but it has been noted that this was likely dated only from the exterior (S1).
S. Spooner (NLA) 12 January 2006

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD to 2100 AD)
  • INN (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 516.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1982. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342801.

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